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Norway shows off crazy curling pants in snowy New York

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The pants are back and better than ever.

Norway’s Olympic men’s curling team strutted around Manhattan amid a snowstorm Tuesday in a version of the funky pants made famous at the 2010 Olympics. They have at least four different patterns for the Olympics, according to The Associated Press.

“Put it like this, you’ll not see me wearing them,” Norway coach Pal Trulsen told the AP. “Except maybe at a bad-taste party or something.”

NBC Olympics researcher John Howe recalled the unlikely story behind the pants’ debut in Vancouver.

They had the whole ensemble Tuesday, including a matching jacket. Each player owns 80 to 90 pairs of various loud pants and travels to each competition with about six, according to The New York Times.

“These pants would be great to win in,” team member Haavard Vad Petersson said, according to the newspaper. “But they’d be terrible to lose in. We decided that when we wear them, we have to really try and win and go the whole way.”

The Norwegian rink, skipped by Thomas Ulrud, won silver at the 2010 Olympics.

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President Obama to female Olympians: ‘Y’all crushed it’ (video)

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29:  U.S. President Barack Obam (R) is presented with a Team USA surfboard by Olympian Simone Biles (2nd L) as first lady Michelle Obama (L) looks on during an East Room event at the White House September 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams to the White House to honor their participation and success in the Rio Olympic Games this year.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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President Barack Obama hosted the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams at the White House on Thursday.

Obama opened his speech by saying that he had planned on doing a floor routine with Simone Biles, before ultimately deciding that the room was too crowded. First Lady Michelle Obama interjected to remind the crowd that her husband “can’t touch his toes.”

The President then singled out the athletic accomplishments of Olympians including Biles, Michelle Carter, Simone Manuel, Claressa Shields, Kristin Armstrong, Kim Rhode, Allyson Felix, Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali, Kristi Castlin, Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps and the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

He also recognized: Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first American to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab, Sam Kendricks, the U.S. Army reservist who put down his pole and stood at attention when the national anthem started playing, Will Claye, who proposed to U.S. hurdler Queen Harrison after winning an Olympic silver medal, and Abbey D’Agostino, who helped an opponent to her feet after a crash.

“That is exactly what the Olympic spirit and the American spirit should be all about,” Obama said about the sportsmanship of D’Agostino.

The President was particularly enthusiastic about the performance of the female athletes.

“2016 belonged to America’s women Olympians,” Obama said. “Y’all crushed it.”

Watch Obama’s full speech here.

After Obama’s speech, Biles presented him with a surfboard autographed by the Olympians in attendance.

“I’m going to have a lot of time to surf next year,” Obama said.

MORE: Photos of Team USA at the White House

Photos: Team USA at the White House

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams at the White House on Thursday.

Below are some of the best photos of Team USA from inside the White House: